PIP, DLA and AA
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Tribunal service

samcohen1984samcohen1984 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi can anybody help 
I have been to a tribunal hearing and was awarded high mobility for my daughter as she has mental impairment and other special needs .
after waiting for 2 years I attended the tribunal and won my case 
then received a letter from the DLA stating they require statements for reasons and when they receive this they will decide if they will file for an appeal ?? 
I have  been in touch with both parties they have said it’s legal now and basically they have to find a legal point where the decision was made wrong
Also they have said it’s very uncommon for this to happen !!
Mans also this now can be a lengthy process
has any body else been thorough this or herald of this that could please give me advice it would be very appreciated  

Replies

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Great news on the DLA win. DWP have the same chance we do to appeal the decision but before they can do this they must first ask for the statement of reasons, which they have done.

    Once they receive this they must find an error in law before they can appeal the decision. Requesting the statement of reasons doesn't mean they are appealing the decision. Once HMCTS send them this they then have 1 month to appeal. There's no timescales to how long it will take for HMCTS to send this, they can take as long as they want. The statement of reason has to be typed by the judge and this will be done when they have time to o it.

    DWP sometimes request this but as far as i know they rarely appeal the decision. Unfortunately, this will delay paying backdated money owed.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @samcohen1984! I hope @poppy123456 has been able to help and please do let us know if there is anything else we can do to help. :)
    Community Partner
    Scope

    Tell us what you think?
    Complete our feedback form to help us to improve your community.
Sign in or join us to comment.